Audition

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Due to the global health situation, we will be assessing our admissions procedures for the fall 2021 application. Please check back on our website in October for any updates to the application and audition processes.

Prescreening Video Submission

Live auditions are by invitation only. A video recording is required as part of the application in order to be considered for an audition invitation. You must include the listed repertoire for your instrument and upload it directly to your application; please refer to the repertoire page for specific requirements. Professional or studio recordings are not required, but the sound quality should be as optimal as possible.

Live Audition

Live audition invitations are sent in mid-December. Auditions take place in February on campus at the Colburn School; please refer to the audition dates to determine the specific date(s) for your instrument. Applicants should be available from 8 am–7 pm on their assigned audition date, and travel should be planned accordingly. Applicants are required to attend the live audition; we do not accept recorded auditions, nor do we offer regional auditions.

After the Audition

Admissions results are released no later than April 1 via the application portal.